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Workplace safety conference planned in Peoria

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PEORIA -- A daylong conference for workplace safety professionals will be held next week in Peoria.

The Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day is planned for Wednesday at the Peoria Civic Center. It will feature presentations on fall protection, crane safety and other topics. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration is a co-sponsor of the conference.

Organizers say the event will offer safety professionals in downstate Illinois the opportunity to gather important information, learn about valuable resources and network with their peers.

Planned events include a health fair with free screenings provided by OSF Saint Francis Wellness Services and the Methodist Wellness Center.

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